Welcome to the home page of the Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Community (TAMOC) !

TAMOC is a forum for communication among AMO theorists and with the AMO community at large within and beyond the American Physical Society’s Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP)

Current co-Chairs (2016-2018): Uwe Thumm (Kansas State University, thumm@phys.ksu.edu) and Timur Tscherbul (University of Nevada, Reno, ttscherbul@unr.edu) 
Immediate past co-Chairs:  Robert Forrey (Penn State, rcf6@psu.edu) and N. Balakrishnan (UNLV, naduvala@unlv.nevada.edu) 
Terms begin at the close of the meeting when elected (first consecutive meeting) and end at the close of the third consecutive meeting.

We also maintain a page in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8179030


*** News *** (to add news of relevance to the TAMOC community contact the  co-chairs)


June 8, 2018: Faculty and Post-doctoral Positions in Atomic and Molecular Theory. A few of faculty positions and post-doctoral positions are available at Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Science to carry out research in the atomic and molecular collision theory and many-body theory of atomic structure. Candidates for the faculty positions (assistant professor or associate professor) should have a Ph.D. in theoretical and computational atomic and molecular physics or related area and a high-quality publication record in atomic and molecular collision theory and/or many-body theory of atomic structure. Candidates for the post-doctoral positions should have, or should be about to obtain a Ph.D. in theoretical and computational atomic and molecular physics or related area and a high-quality publication record in the atomic and molecular theory. These post-doctoral positions are for two years (with the possibility of extension).Salaries are paid according to the standards of Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics. The positions are available immediately. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.To apply, the application (including CV, publication list, contact information of three potential references and a cover letter) should be sent to Prof. Jun-Yi Zhang by email: jzhang@wipm.ac.cn. More information about the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics can be found at http://english.wipm.cas.cn. To have more details about the positions, please contact Prof. Jun-Yi Zhang at E-Mail Address: jzhang@wipm.ac.cn Phone: 86-27-87198329

June 5, 2018: Postdoctoral Position in Ultracold Chemistry at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the research group of Prof. Balakrishnan Naduvalath at Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The project involves development of novel theoretical and computational algorithms for the description of chemical reactions, including electronically non-adiabatic effects, at cold and ultracold temperatures. A PhD in Chemistry or Physics and strong background in scattering theory is required. Candidates with excellent programming skills (C/C++/Fortran) and experience in chemical dynamics calculations/atomic and molecular collisions are encouraged to apply.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and it will include health and retirement benefits that are available for professional staff at UNLV. Applications should include CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three referees who may be contacted.University of Nevada Las Vegas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All applications (e-mail only) should be addressed to: Professor Balakrishnan Naduvalath, Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA, Tel (702)-895-2907, Fax: (702)-895-4072, E-mail: naduvala@unlv.nevada.edu ,http://faculty.unlv.edu/nbala/

June 5, 2018: Postdoctoral position in dark matter search with atomic clocks and GPS. GPS.DM collaboration analyzes navigational satellite and terrestrial atomic clock data for exotic physics signatures. In particular, the collaboration searches for transient variations of fundamental constants correlated with the Earth’s galactic motion through the dark matter halo. A postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for mining massive amounts of archival GPS data and developing statistical analysis. Website of the collaboration: http://www.dereviankogroup.com/gps-dark-matter/   The postdoc will be located at the University of Nevada, Reno and will be collaborating with Dr. A. Derevianko and Dr. G. Blewitt. Computational skills and familiarity with statistical analysis are desired.  The position is a subject to pending funding approval. To apply please contact A. Derevianko (andrei@unr.edu) or G. Blewitt (gblewitt@unr.edu).

June 5, 2018:  Message from the TAMOC chairs: The TAMOC Business Meeting took place during the  DAMOP meeting on Tuesday, May 29th from 7:00-8:00 pm with the following agenda: 

1) Election of new chairs. 2) NSF atomic theory program report - Michael Cavagnero. 3) ITAMP report - Hossein Sadeghpour. 4) TAMOC report on the recent workshop "Developing Flexible and Robust Software in Computational Atomic and Molecular Physics"

Nominations are currently being sought for the 2019 Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics. This award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in computational physics and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results. The annual award consists of $2,500, a certificate, travel reimbursement up to $1,500, and a registration waiver to receive the award and give an invited talk at the APS March Meeting. The deadline for nominations submissions is July 2nd. Please visit the following URL for more information: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/dissertation/metropolis.cfm

January 25, 2018: Message from Bernard Zygelman: Assistant/Associate Professor in experimental AMO physics

January 20, 2018: Message from TAMOC chairs:  We call your attention to the upcoming ITAMP workshop: Developing Flexible and Robust Software in Computational Atomic and Molecular Physics Dates: May 14-16, 2018; Location: ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Organizers: Barry Schneider (NIST), Bob Forrey (Penn State), N. Balakrishnan (UNLV). This workshop aims to identify and prioritize the outstanding problems in AMO science which would benefit from a concerted community effort in developing new software tools and algorithms, leading to more rapid scientific progress. More information will be available on the ITAMP website in the coming weeks.

January 19, 2018: Message from TAMOC chairs: The next DAMOP meeting is in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from May 28-June 1, 2018 and the deadline for submitting an abstract is January 26, 2018.

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TAMOC page at DAMOP site at APS              DAMOP                   American Physical Society (APS)